21 October 2014

Call for Entries: Mobile Photographic Creation



From the Website:

The International Symposium Mobile Creation and blog Lanterns have joined forces to launch a call for applications around the mobile photographic creation

Mobile Design is a group of university researchers from laboratory IRCAV / Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle this year focuses on the relationship to art terminals and services with mobile features (phones, smartphones, tablets). 


The symposium and Mobile Arts will be held on 4 and 5 December at the National Institute of Art History (INHA). Landmark of research on the history of art and heritage, near the Louvre, INHA will host in parallel during the two days of mobile photographic art curation.

Our goals?

1) Show that the artists have taken over the mobile, a new tool for artistic creativity and photographic.

2) To illustrate the diversity of mobile photographic art ranging from street photography to selfie, through architecture, black and white, to experimental approaches combining photography and digital painting.

3) Question photography via mobile creation in a prestigious location, the National Institute of the History of Art.

For details on how to enter, visit the website here







Mob Street Tuesday No. 7

It's Mob Street Tuesday again. This Flickr group is growing a bit slower than the Mob Paint group, so be sure and invite your friends to join in with their mobile street photographs. Be sure to visit the Mob Street Flickr Group to see more street photos from around the world.

All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” 
― Susan Sontag



© ScottyMcagent
© ScottyMcagent


Ladies' Talk © Basak Aytek
Ladies' Talk © Basak Aytek

© bobhos2012
© bobhos2012

Balance Biker © Goh
Balance Biker © Goh


Coiffure © Cecily Mariece Caceu
Coiffure © Cecily Mariece Caceu


Adventuresome Spirit © gcosta9
Adventuresome Spirit © gcosta9

© unaisa momoitio
© unaisa momoitio

Stars to the left of me © Michael Manza
Stars to the left of me © Michael Manza

Ssssstt © AJ vdHorst
Ssssstt © AJ vdHorst

Inner Silence © Michal Koralewski
Inner Silence © Michal Koralewski

Five Hundred Twenty © Connie Gardner Rosenthal
Five Hundred Twenty © Connie Gardner Rosenthal

Silhouetted Friendship © Cattis C
Silhouetted Friendship © Cattis C

Shadows Alive 3 © Vanessa Vox
Shadows Alive 3 © Vanessa Vox

© Eitan Shavit
© Eitan Shavit



street of mind / in the spa © dr pajchiwo
street of mind / in the spa © dr pajchiwo



Round and Round in City Hall © Veevs
Round and Round in City Hall © Veevs

19 October 2014

Instagram Challenge - Shoot With Contrast by Hornbeck

This week's Instagram Challenge is a bit different - all images must be taken using the contrast by hornbeck app. It is available FREE on the app store, but it is limited to iOS devices only. You can use any other apps to edit the image. Tag on Instagram with #aom_contrastbyhornbeck hashtag for a chance to be featured in the Sunday Showcase on October 26th.

Here are some examples of my contrast by hornbeck shots.

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze




Instagram Challenge Showcase - Abandoned

Abandoned

[ ə bándənd ]

  1. empty: left empty because of not being used or lived in anymore
  2. alone: left alone without being cared for or supported
  3. unrestrained: without restraint or self-control

This challenge ran for two weeks because I was out of town last weekend. There were so many wonderful entries it was difficult to only select a few for the showcase. Please click on an image to view the photographer's Instagram gallery. 


@onekevmoore
@onekevmoore

@kawol1
@kawol1
There are so many abandoned chairs. If only they could speak and tell us their stories.

@themobilemind
@themobilemind

@vpix99
@vpix99

@patronr
@patronr

@rdepaolo
@rdepaolo

@thelongsilence
@thelongsilence

@before.1st.light
@before.1st.light

@hosscox
@hosscox

@sunflowerof21
@sunflowerof21

@congarose
@congarose

@mauzzan
@mauzzan

@mnolt
@mnolt

@iphone_ok
@iphone_ok

@anikatoro
@anikatoro

@aconica
@aconica

@richardpilon
@richardpilon

@tonyhirtz
@tonyhirtz

@wwgreer
@wwgreer

@trishg61
@trishg61

@cpaustin2000
@cpaustin2000

Below is a view of all the images submitted.




The next challenge will be a bit different. Only shots using the contrast by hornbeck app (FREE on the App Store) - any subject matter. Showcase will be posted on October 26th. Use hashtag #aom_contrastbyhornbeck.


15 October 2014

Kickstarter: SNAP! 6 Makes iPhone Photography Easier

I already own several lenses for my iPhone 5s, but nothing currently works with my iPhone 6. After reading about The SNAP! 6, at iPhone Photography School, I decided to have a look at the SNAP! 6 Kickstarter campaign. I was impressed by the idea of a case with a dedicated shutter button that also includes lenses, so I backed the project at the highest level, $140 - in December I'll be receiving the full package with a SNAP! 6 case, Leather Strap, Wide Angle Lens + Fisheye Lens and 3x Telephone Lens + Circular Polarizing Lens. For me the leather strap will be a welcome addition. Just this week I was shooting over a bridge and was worried about dropping my iPhone. 


I posted on Twitter and Facebook when I backed the project and one of the comments I received was the nature of the shutter button being accessible in the landscape mode only. Although I also shoot in portrait mode mainly, it should be relatively easy to press the button when holding in the portrait position too, but I won't know that until I give it a try.

Egoz Wickham - Interview and Abstract Tutorial

© CJ "Egoz" Wickham
What is your name and where do you live? 

My name is CJ "Egoz" Wickham, and I hail from Stockton, California. 

How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use?

One day I decided I wanted a cooler looking Facebook profile picture, so I downloaded the app that would start me on this new path: Toonpaint. After I did a few of my friends photos, I downloaded a couple more apps... That began this Avalanche of art. I use only the current iPhone that is out, and only apps on that phone. No PC or Photoshop. 

Do you have a traditional photography or art background?

I have always been creative, but not in the artistic sense. In fact if you were to put a paintbrush in my hand, it would remind you of a kindergartner' style lol. Somehow once I started using apps, it just clicked. 

Who or what inspires you?

Color. I love color in all its glory. Whether it's the art I make or the clothes I wear, I love myriads of colors flowing everywhere.

© CJ "Egoz" Wickham